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Everything we decide to do, is for the result of the decision. But in the journey, we tend to forget why we want to do it. . Being out there and pushing my limits for every single step and every single breath, I realized to always ask myself WHY? . And if the answer is YES, I can always figure out the HOW🚶
Clouds! Scorching sunrays! Clouds and then scorching sun rays! It went on...The weather changed in seconds. We switched between donning 10 jackets and slipping off everything one by one. All the time. This! This was the broader view of everything that was happening to us. The reason why it happened is because it looked so magnificent and mesmerising when viewed from a distance. And we knew it was all worth it. #spiti #spitivalley #mountain #mountains #5elements #500px #eyeem #wallpaper #cloud #misty #snow #valley #river #himachaldiaries #himachalpradesh #himalaya #devilonwheels #hippieinhills #travel #incredibleindia #indiatour #india #iclickwallpapers #breathtakingview #wanderlust #valley #field #magnificent #instahimachal #cloud
And it's my time to settle down🚶 . . Triund Trek, Mcleodganj
My first story on Medium. https://goo.gl/XpiUiF Travelers or bikers traveling to Sikkim or Bhutan might find it useful. I've written information about all the permits that you need to ride on your personal vehicle in Sikkim & Bhutan from our personal experiences. Co Rider : @mrrenjith90 ;) Proof read by @ronn.e PS :People who have already traveled , feel free to correct the any information that I may have mentioned incorrectly.
Your time on this earth is limited, Your quest to explore is not . . Life is out there in the open🚶
Life is bliss and one of the travel journeys had this beautiful destination. We spent one night camping at the moon lake, beneath the stars and in sub zero temperature. What a night that was! It was always a dream and on my #todolist 😎😍 Chandra Taal Lake is at 14000ft above sea level in Himalayan ranges and is the source of Chandra river, also known as Chenab river. #himalayacalling #himalayas #himalayan #himalayandiaries #devilonwheels #himachaldiaries #roadjourney #roadtrip #chandrataal #moonlake #bluewaters #bliss #heaven #travelphotography #naturephotography #travel #keeptravelling #whyitravel #travelist #lifeisbeautiful #destinationhimalayas #nationalgeographic #_himachal #indiatravel #indiagram #indiatravelgram #hippie_in_hills #woodrosecamp #GTGI
When u feel like lost, mountains are the way to home🚶 . . Triund, Dhauladhar Ranges
The Ladakh Series! . The vast expanse of Leh is interspersed with linear thickets of poplar trees in the valley plains.What an absolute divine harmony to watch the Ladakhi people lead their daily lives around little patches of green which they cultivate themselves, amidst the many gompas on the mighty mountains! Imagine if the whole mankind could take a leaf out (no pun intended 😌) of their example. . . This panorama of Leh town was taken atop the serene Shanti Stupa and the monastery visible far away on the hills is the Sankar Gompa 😇 . . . . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #nature #bluesky #cloudsofinstagram #greenvalley #earthcapture #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #nakedplanet #PGDaily @lonelyplanetmags #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #indiahikes #_woi #mountainbikelife #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape #writersofinstagram
. Days like these, Mornings like these, Places like these, Fresh snow like these, Views like these, Sights like these, Moments like these, Doesn't happen often, when it does, remember it for life. #moment #mountains #homeiswheremountainsare #incredibleindia #travelphotography #travel   #nature #devilonwheels #_soi #canon #instago #instatravel #instagood #igers #igtravel #igdaily #travelgram #wanderlust #camp #himalayas #roadtrip #photooftheday #photography #mountainsarecalling #ig_india #hiking #nomads #traveler #adventure #happiness
The Ladakh Series! . Arguably one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh, Thiksey monastery takes after the largest monastery in the world - Poatala palace (in Lhasa, Tibet) former official home of the 14th Dalai Lama. A twelve storeyed complex with multiple rooms and halls showcasing various items of Buddhist art, yet the prime subject of interest is the Maitreya Buddha. A spell-binding two-storeyed tall structure, it is one of the most captivating Buddha statues that I have seen so far. Primarily because of the details and the exorbitant use of bright colors and an unusual lotus seating position, it is a treat to the eyes. Undoubtedly, a MUST visit! . Next up is a beautiful panorama of the Leh town 😊 . . #leh #ladakh #thikseymonastery #discoverglobe #colourfulplaces #indiaig #maitreyabuddha #buddhism #lotusbuddha #PGDaily @lonelyplanetmags #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #indiahikes #_woi #mountainbikelife #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape #writersofinstagram
The Ladakh Series! . The next morning we set out to explore Leh and its surroundings. Among the many sobriquets such as 'land of high passes', 'the land of mystic lamas', 'broken moonland', 'the last shangri-la', 'little tibet', Ladakh is also known as 'the land of Gompas'. Gompas are buddhist temples, majorly located in Tibet, India (Ladakh), Nepal and Bhutan. So, it didn't come as a surprise as our day ahead panned around the various monasteries and stupas. . We started with the most far flung monastery (Hemis, about 40 odd kms from Leh). Although, Lamayuru monastery claims to be the oldest monastery in Ladakh, Hemis monastery comes very close as a competitor dating to as back as circa 11th century. The temple complex has a huge courtyard partially enclosed by walls with old buddhist paintings, the main room and a museum, which stores and carefully preserves the artefacts from the early medieval age India. Since, photography is strictly prohibited, I don't have any pictures to share. Inside, we were greeted with stoles called 'khata' in Tibetan. Typically, made of silk and white in color, they symbolise the purity of the giver. . Next up, is one of the most ornate Buddhas in Leh. So stay tuned to the Ladakh Series! . Apologies to my beloved readers, for not being around lately. But mytraveldaze is back now! 😊 . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #monastery #hemismonastery #thikseymonastery #buddhism #cloudsofinstagram #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #nakedplanet #PGDaily @lonelyplanetmags #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #_woi #mountainbikelife #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape #writersofinstagram
Traveling is not about finding the new places. . It's about finding the new eyes🚶
When you get high, you look out a window, or in the mirror, or look out at the Sun, life looks better, Or slower, or has more color. Something. It's just not... regular. . I can't be regular. And I don't get down on people who wants to live regular. That's their thing. . So, I don't know why people get down on me for being how I am. I just want to live how I live. . . #himachalpradesh #triund #dhauladhar #_coi #_woi #_soi #nomadsofindia #solobackpacker #writersofinstagram #photographersofinstagram #trippyowl #himalayanfootslog #thevisualyatra #hippieinhills #instahimachal #instapic #instatravel #travelphotography #instawanderer #traveldiaries #devilonwheels #travelgram #netgeotravelindia #lonelyplanetindia #photosofindia #amazingindia #indiaclicks #indiantravelsquad #sliceoflife
She is pretty, She is fierce, She is beautiful, She is Rebel! . Just like the Rain🚶
The first monastery I visited in Spiti . . #throwback #oldestmonastery #spiti2016
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. . And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. . Chandratal, Spiti🚶
"This is not in the map", she asked. . . "True places never are", he sighed! . . Spiti, Himalayas🚶
The Ladakh Series! . The first day in Leh we were joined by two more friends who had flown in to Leh from Mumbai via Delhi, making us a 'squad of six' (think on the lines of fabulous five 😊) Having reached earlier, they checked in at the resort in the morning and seemed all chirpy and alive with that infectious vacation energy (they too had spent majority of the day acclimatising). We (the four of us) on the other side felt very content. To be honest, we were still in awe of the journey that we mapped on the road to reach Leh. Such overwhelming views and an indescribable experience! . On reaching the resort, we were welcomed to an evening tea amidst the poplar grove on the porch of our suite. Lha-ri-sa resort, a true blue boutique property is the fruit of labour and love of a Ladakhi family who wants to showcase the real beauty that Ladakh is, through the eco-sensitive and culturally influenced ways of the locals, to outsiders like us. . The architecture draws heavily from the rain-free environment and so is typically flat-roofed with a color scheme very close to what we see in a buddhist monastery (a kind of religion derivative). Ornate use of wood, which is practical in these climatic conditions, acts as a good insulator besides rendering a regal look to the entire property. Noteworthy mention to the many murals in vivid reds and other bright colors that give more than a peek to the heritage of the precious Ladakhi culture. Adding to this mix, are the many patches of organic farming that the spacious resort indulges in and lets the visitors savour them too in the cuisine served in their restaurant. They grow all kinds of vegetables such as cabbages, cauliflowers, tomatoes et al alongside the apple, walnut and almond trees. One could also enjoy the natural fauna around these in the form of many exotic birds and smaller-winged beauties i.e, butterflies; flutters that create enough ripples in your heart to last a lifetime. . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #boutiqueresort #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #indiatravelgram #indiaclicks #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape
Love Prevails! . . Triund, Himachal Pradesh
Everything we decide to do, is for the result of the decision. But in the journey, we tend to forget why we want to do it. . . Being out there and pushing my limits for every single step and every single breath, I realized to always ask myself WHY? And if the answer is YES, I can always figure out the HOW🚶
"Sorry, Just a solo traveller issue" - I replied, as she clicked my picture. . . And then I realized I am not the only one hassling in this universe🚶 . . Kunzum Pass, Spiti!
Sunkissed earth, water, mountain , trees, mist, blue sky, clouds and snow. Where all would you find everything in one sight? Yes. Spiti it is! No frame was large enough to capture this enormous piece of beauty. #spiti #spitivalley #mountain #mountains #5elements #500px #eyeem #wallpaper #cloud #misty #snow #valley #bluesky #river #himachaldiaries #himachalpradesh #himalaya #devilonwheels #hippieinhills #travel #incredibleindia #indiatour #india #iclickwallpapers #iclickwallpapers #wanderlust #breathtakingview #wanderlust #himalayangeographic
Mr. Alone.. . . Triund, Himachal Pradesh
"Hamara Dak"
The Ladakh Series! . From the top of Tanglang la, it was a steady downhill journey for the next 2.5 hours till we reached Leh. The last leg of the journey being extremely arduous due to the constant scaling of the high altitudes and the lack of oxygen thereof, had made us all extremely tired. So we decided to rest and rejuvenate ourselves before heading any further. Our first pit stop in the entire day happened around 2:30 pm, when we spotted the first signs of greenery. It sure felt like eons before, when we had breathed in air to our lungs fill. Can you imagine being all excited and ever thankful for the presence of trees? We were!! . After the refreshments, we started feeling a lot better and found back our lost energies and slowly the signs of civilisation started showing as we neared the many valleys leading up to the Leh valley. I lucidly remember the first sight of the striking yellow mustard fields on the small patches of green in the valley area against the barren mountains. It was like seeing magic. Why you ask? . Ladakh being a high altitude cold desert, with mountains on all sides, makes it fall under a rain shadow region. With no apparent water source like a river or a waterbody, I wondered how the Ladakhis managed to grow their crops. Well the answer to that lies in their ingenuous yet sustainable farming practice of channelling the water from the melting snow of the mountains. Brilliant right? They could be pretty self-sufficient too, had the weather allowed them beyond the short farming season of four months. . And so we finally reached Leh, early evening, all starry eyed! The rest of the day was spent acclimatising and sipping hot liquids over loads of banters and memories from the road. . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #greenvalley #mustardfields #sustainableagriculture #earthcapture #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #nakedplanet #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #indiahikes #_woi #mountainbikelife #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape
That day when you fall in love watching the aqua colors of water in Spiti river flowing musically through the barren landscapes of Spiti Valley... ⠀ ⠀ Photo taken in month of October.⠀ ⠀ Situated high up in Trans Himalayan territory, Spiti Valley, meaning “the middle land”, is a place to travel at least once in a lifetime or may be for a person like me every now and then in a lifetime ;)… Like, Leh – Ladakh, I am quite fond of traveling to Spiti Valley too whose not only terrain and landscape is more or less similar to each other but even the culture has its history attached or co-related by one or the other means. Spiti Valley is a place that can surely leave you spell bound by its charismatic natural beauty and the Road to Spiti Valley is not far behind in decorating the entire trip with such beauty.⠀ The road to Spiti Valley commonly known as Hindustan – Tibet Highway is a destination in itself and also termed as one of the treacherous or deadliest roads of the world. Hats off to the efforts of BRO for creating such a gem of a road network to the far flung trans Himalayan places like Spiti Valley.⠀ ⠀ Checkout the blog (link in bio section) to read about the latest travel news, updates and articles on traveling to Himalayas. You can leave a comment on any article to get answers on any travel queries for Himalayas.⠀ ⠀ #wanderlust #discover #explore #life #heaven #love #amazing #awesome #adventure #river #spiti #travel #instago #instatravel #travelgram #igtravel #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #india #himachalpradesh #IncredibleIndia #Himalayas #DevilOnWheels #BBCTravel #CNTGiveItAShot #YourShotPhotographer #indiapictures #_coi #_soi
#Repost @mytraveldaze with @repostapp ・・・ The Ladakh Series! . As we progressed our journey, we began to see the most amazing valleys and vistas. This was the day when we saw the maximum metamorphosis happening in terms of the landscape. The lush greenery of mountains and human settlements started to wean off gradually and once we crossed Jispa and Darcha valley (the northern most village of Himachal Pradesh on Manali-Leh route), we could barely see any locals. From there on, it was pretty much mostly other adventure riders like us and quite a number of trucks plying essentials to the Leh valley (this being the only time of the year when they can do so). Also, important to note: there are no fuel stations on this route, the last one being at Tandi and the next after 350 odd kms at Upshi just before Leh. So, one must have enough fuel to last this journey. . This was also the day we saw the most amazing glacial lakes - Deepak Tal and a little ahead from that Suraj Tal (also called Vishal Tal and origin of the Bhaga river) just below one of the most panoramic passes- Baralacha la (La means pass in Tibetan). We were strictly advised by our driver to not spend much time here as it is at a very high altitude of 4890m, lest we should fall sick due to AMS. It is highly recommended that first time travelers pay heed to the local drivers as they know the terrain and conditions in and out. . From here, it was a steady descent and a bumpy ride till we reached the Sarchu valley - 4290m (we were to do a night halt here). Sarchu derives its name from the river Tsarap chu that flows in this region. We spotted Marmots (large squirrels) for the first time here and were quite bemused by these rodents. From a distance on the long straight road we could glimpse a cluster of orange tents in the midst of nowhere. This was it! Unfortunately, we were in for a rude shock and so began the most dreadful night of my life! . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #baralachala #glaciallakes #currytraveler #earthcapture #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #nakedplanet #tripoto #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #indiahikes #_woi #mountainbikelife
Magical! . . Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
And then nature amazes you🚶 . . Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
"Evening Fire "
And we found our way back to Home🚶 . . Dhankar, Spiti Valley!
Hello Friends, Just completed a trip to #spitivalley. Roads are now open. Landslide near Malling Nalah , #Nako is now clear. Dont believe in rumours about road blockage. I came to know that many people are misguiding tourists. I crossed this strech today (24.04.17) . Please do visit #Spiti. Keep #Himalayas neat and clean. Avoid polythene. #himachal #himalyanboy #devilonwheels #hippieinhills #kaza #offroad #landoflama #juley
The Ladakh Series! . Have you ever wanted to paint on a huge canvas with free hand brush strokes? Well, that is what the Creator must have felt like while bringing Ladakh to life! . And when you are in such a place, it is easy to lose track of your destination. The journey itself is no less. You lose track of time and it feels like you've entered a trance. A vast expanse of plain nothingness with not a single soul to come by, a straight road which looks like its the gateway to heaven, and flirtatious mountains playing hide and seek with equally playful clouds - thats Moore plains for you!  Ask about their experience to any rider who rode on this epic tarmac and you wouldn't be surprised by their answer. For it is the most surreal part of the journey on the Manali-Leh highway. . Gliding on that ~40 km stretch of smooth plateau, is in fact a riders dream. You know when they say how travel changes you; its in moments like these when the rear view mirror puts you into that reflective state as to where we are in the schematic master plan. How abysmal are our worries in front of natures might? How often do we get caught up in the insignificant details than give happiness a chance? How we forget to prioritize - people and love over material possessions? . . . #leh #ladakh #colorfulplaces #mooreplains #grasslands #cloudsofinstagram #earthcapture #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #nakedplanet #adventuremotorcycle #motoadventure #motorcyclediaries #himalayan_firefly #devilonwheels #nomadsofindia #kmhoe #indiatravelgram #_Hoi #indiaclicks #indiahikes #_woi #mountainbikelife #biketrails #roadtrip #ig_landscape #theshootingstar
That day when you drive and cut your way through the snow buried roads on the way to Chandratal lake...⠀ ⠀ Photo taken in month of June.⠀ ⠀ At an altitude of 4270 Meters approx. Chandratal lake in Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh lies between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range. Mostly surrounded with snow, this deep blue-water lake has a circumference of 2.5 Kilometers. Some people also call it Moon Lake and is also one of the the source of the violent Chandra River. Moulkila and Chandrabhaga mountain ranges having snow capped peaks and snow slopes around the valley measures from 3000 Meters to 6500 Meters approximately.⠀ ⠀ Checkout the blog (link in bio section) to read about the latest travel news, updates and articles on traveling to Himalayas. You can leave a comment on any article to get answers on any travel queries for Himalayas.⠀ ⠀ #wanderlust #discover #explore #life #heaven #love #amazing #awesome #adventure #snow #spiti #travel #instago #instatravel #travelgram #igtravel #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #india #himachalpradesh #IncredibleIndia #Himalayas #DevilOnWheels #BBCTravel #CNTGiveItAShot #YourShotPhotographer #indiapictures #_coi #_soi
Right from the Grandmother's fairytales! . . Triund, Dhauladhar Ranges